Released 13th June 2011 by Network DVD. Includes all 7 episodes of their second TV series, originally aired 1980, and the Christmas special from that year.
British film icon Diana Dors joins Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball for another helping of tomfoolery in this show. Music is provided by resident band Ritz.
Original ITV Transmission 11 April 1980
Against his better judgement Doctor at Large star Ernest Clark is roped into a slapstick mime performance set in a cafeteria.
Original ITV Transmission 18 April 1980
In another classic show, the dynamic duo are joined by special guest Peggy Mount, everyone’s favorite TV battleaxe and unforgettable star of The Larkins and You’re Only Young Twice.
Original ITV Transmission 25 April 1980
Elizabeth Estensen (The Liver Birds) and actress and singer Luan Peters (aka Carol Keyes) have a few suprises in store when they join Tommy and Bobby for another fun-packed show.
Original ITV Transmission 2 May 1980
More breezy broadsides are fired at various targets, while Ruby James of resident pop group Ritz sighs Anyone Who Had A Heart, and the Ritz boys join Tommy and Bobby for a rendition of Sweet Georgia Brown.
Original ITV Transmission 9 May 1980
Tommy calls Bobby’s bluff and lets him announce the show – giving him a taste of his own medicine along the way!
Original ITV Transmission 16 May 1980
Bobby gets into trouble with Tommy when he finds out that they’re both been chatting up the same wardrobe girl.
Original ITV Transmission 23 May 1980
Special: Cannon and Ball For Christmas
Cannon And Ball see the year out with a bang in the first of their many Christmas specials. Comedienne and impressionist Faith Brown shares in the madness and merriment, and music comes from the Char-lettes – singers with a difference, led by the multi-talented Bertice Reading. The show also features the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra and the Brian Rogers Dancers.
Original ITV Transmission 20 December 1980
“Rock On Tommy!”
Massively successful comedians Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball return in this hilarious second series. Years on the Northern cabaret circuit enabled them to hone their act for this ratings-winning show, making them household names and beloved by millions. A mixture of sketches, spectacular variety entertainment and a wealth of guest stars ensured this highly popular series ran for many years.
Enjoy more good-natured comedy capers with the dynamic double act and their guests, including movie icon Diana Dors, Liver Bird Elizabeth Estensen, comedy battleaxe Peggy Mount and comedienne Faith Brown. This set also includes their first and much-loved Christmas Special from 1980.
Featuring: Ritz, with Alan Ainsworth and his orchestra
Directed by: David Crossman (series) and David Bell (special)
Written and Produced by: Sid Green